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Mid-Atlantic Peppered with Long Island – How Natalie Portman Became Jackie Kennedy

Natalie Portman’s new movie “Jackie” tells the story of Jacqueline Kennedy the week after JFK was assassinated. In order to capture one of the most iconic and timeless icons of the century, Portman’s Dialect Coach, Tanya Blumstein gave her a very helpful anchor for the accent. Combining the Miss Porter’s CT boarding school etiquette and […]

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CC “Drunk History” contest submission 2/23

Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” is having a contest, whereby a submission could win a walk-on role in Season 3. Being a fan of the show, I loved the idea and sent one in. We were to choose from a list of characters in previous episodes, and, as the character, explain why we felt we were not […]

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Jared Leto Dallas Buyer’s Club Q&A

Last night I had the pleasure of attending a SAG Foundation screening of “Dallas Buyer’s Club”, followed by a Q&A with Jared Leto, who was nominated for a SAG Award and Golden Globe award for his portrayal of Rayon, a transgender with a constant run in her nylons. I asked Jared to elaborate on where […]

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The natives have every right to be restless

Sometimes we as Americans take our own pronunciation for granted.  We forget that native speakers of another language might have some difficulty pronouncing certain sounds which come naturally to us. The Japanese language does not have the letter “L”, there’s no “THere” sound in German, and just try to get an Aussie to say the […]

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